Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is available for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome, which is an inherited condition that causes an increased risk for ovarian, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer. The vast majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is due to an alteration or gene mutation inherited in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. These mutations can be identified through a blood test or a saliva test.